Innocent fun? Or Deliberate Defimiation?

I came across this photo clicking through a seemingly funny array of pictures of dogs saying funny things. I’ll admit, these photos were pretty funny, however, I came across this one photo that seemed to stand out.

This photo seemed to catch my attention, not for its humor, but for it’s underlying meaning. To the close-minded, it might seem funny, maybe even get a bit of giggles out of you. But what seems to be the problem, is the joke it’s self.

Is this how woman’s rights are portrayed now a days? Is our fight for equality a joke to others? Or is it simply an issue that is just not that important that a dog and a grasshopper must find humorous? In attempt to justify this picture, I came across one possible concept; people are just so damn ignorant!

And I am not disturb because of the example of the joke; race, class, sexual orientation, or gender identity could have been a target of this ridiculous satire.

I hope this image stirs a conversation, as well enlighten those who still think that woman’s rights issues are yesterdays news.

~Something to think about…

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My Visit to NARAL Pro-Choice New York

Source: NARAL Pro-Choice New Yrok

Hey There Girlies and Dudes!

Hope you’ve all had an amazing start to your week, and as for me I can say I did!

This morning afternoon I the unique opportunity to interview for an internship position at NARAL Pro-Choice New York. It was truly inspiring to actually visit the organization that has spearheaded the woman’s reproductive justice movement here in NY along with other Pro-choice organizations.

The most intriguing thing about this organization is their history. NARAL Pro-Choice New York  has been around for more than 30 years and as an organization has created partnerships between policy makers and legislators, health care service providers and advocates for women and youth, and other community-based and corporate organizations. The organization provides the needed resources in terms of information regarding access to birth control, abortion, and reproductive health care.

I had the pleasure of meeting two wonderful NARAL employees, Ms. Pauline who is the Director of one of the youth programs there, and Ms. Katie who’s a feel intern and has been with NARAL for over a year.

I was really anxious to interview for the position, but what was more intense for me was actually living up to the history of this national organization, who have held very high standards in the realm of woman’s health rights. I wasn’t worried about wooing them with rehearsed answers to questions I’ve heard all too often, but my mission was to tell them how passionate I am about the work that I do. I felt like I accomplished that the best way that I could, because my nerves still rattled me as I spoke.

Ms. Pauline and Ms. Katie said they would look at my blog, so hopefully they see this post and say “Hey, she’s talking about us!”. Theses two individuals were very inspiring and I was so honored to have gotten the opportunity to even meet them.

Take the time to learn more about NARAL Pro-Choice New York and how to get involved, if reproductive rights is something that interest you.

Source: NARAL Pro-Choice New York